Every person in Toronto is at risk of acquiring COVID-19. That’s the stern warning from Toronto’s public health official on Wednesday after presenting a map that showed almost all of the neighbourhoods in the city meeting the criteria for the province’s red zone.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health and his associates “did not lead” the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its early days and repeatedly ordered measures only when it was too late, the auditor general wrote in a scathing report.
While much of Toronto has been shut down by a second COVID-19 lockdown, city officials have unveiled a list of activities that will be available for those itching to stretch their legs outdoors this winter.
Ontario's auditor general released a report on Wednesday that sharply criticized the province's COVID-19 response. Among other things, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said that Ontario's measures were “slower and more reactive relative to most other provinces.”
The owner of a local swimming school is urging the provincial government to reconsider swimming lessons as an essential service as Toronto and Peel Region are in a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The federal Liberals will take a small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week's economic update will have money for a new federal child-care body.
Consumer rights advocates are criticizing the latest statement on airline refunds from the country's transport regulator, saying it contradicts federal and provincial rules to the detriment of customers.
Most people across Canada can expect an interruption today by an emergency public alert that will be broadcast on television, radio and sent to mobile devices as part of a countrywide test of the system.